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polyzoic

[ pol-ee-zoh-ik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈzoʊ ɪk /
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adjective

(of a bryozoan colony) composed of many zooids.
(of a spore) producing many sporozoites.
(of a habitat) containing many animals or many different kinds of animals.

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Origin of polyzoic

First recorded in 1850–55; poly- + zo- + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for polyzoic

polyzoic
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈzəʊɪk) /

adjective zoology

(of certain colonial animals) having many zooids or similar polyps
producing or containing many sporozoites
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